Last month, I had the opportunity to re-visit the Southern California garden of Hoover Boo. If you follow her blog, Piece of Eden , you're very familiar with her exquisite garden. A lover of proteas, roses, aloes, agaves, and myriad other plants, she combines them all to harmonious perfection. She's also a very active gardener who embraces change, so there's always something new to see. All kinds of proteas and roses in flower, with Aloidendron 'Hercules' towering over them I make no secret of my admiration for Piece of Eden so please excuse me if I sound like an overexcited fanboy (which I am). It doesn't get better than this View of Aloidendron 'Hercules' from the other direction, towards the neighbors' house Leucadendron 'Pom Pom' Leucadendron 'Pom Pom', beautiful flowers but for some reason hard to photograph Agave desmetiana 'Joe Hoak' and Leucospermum 'Scarlet Ribbons' Agave desmetiana 'Joe Hoak'